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Official Oklahoma Instructor-Led Online Exam

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Take this Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Section–approved test to complete your requirement for Oklahoma. Find out if you're eligible below.

Get your boating license in 3 steps.

  1. Attend the Oklahoma Instructor-Led Boating Safety Education Course.

  2. Register for and complete the free online exam.

  3. Print out your completion document, and go boating.

Do you need to take a boaters safety course to get a Oklahoma boating license?

You need education if you are 12 to 15 years old and will be operating a boat or PWC over 10 hp or a sailboat 16 feet or longer in Oklahoma.

Are you eligible for this course?

You are eligible for this exam if you are 12 years of age or older, have attended the instructor-led course, and have an access code issued by your instructor.

To learn more about course options in Oklahoma or to take the fully online boater education course, please visit the Oklahoma Boat Ed Course.

About this course

This exam-only course is provided for students who are attending an in-person class led by an instructor. To find the full online course, please visit the Oklahoma Boat Ed Course.

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What to Expect From Boat Ed

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Section, the Oklahoma Exam-Only Course covers everything you may need to know in order to be safe.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Boat Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

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Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

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Oklahoma Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Oklahoma Exam-Only Course cost?

The Oklahoma Exam-Only Course is free.

Taking the Course

Are there any age or operator restrictions for boating in Oklahoma?

Do I have to complete the course all at once?

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. All pay-up-front courses are available for 90 days from time of registration and payment.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

You must be at least 12 years old to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Oklahoma Exam-Only Course?

You must be a resident of Oklahoma to take the online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Oklahoma Exam-Only Course approved by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Section?

The Oklahoma Exam-Only Course is approved and accepted by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Section.

Is my Oklahoma Boater Education Certificate accepted elsewhere?

For visiting boaters, all states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada’s requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Quizzes and/or Exams

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Certification Exam is the exam you must pass in order to receive your Temporary Boater Education Certificate. You must score at least 70% on the Certification Exam to pass. You have 3 attempts to pass the Certification Exam. If you do not pass the exam in the 3 attempts given, you will be required to contact the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Section.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Oklahoma Exam-Only Course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Temporary Boater Education Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Temporary Boater Education Certificate right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 30 days after course completion.

What is the permanent Oklahoma Boater Education Certificate?

The Boater Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Boater Education Certificate will arrive within 2–3 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Boater Education Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Boater Education Certificate, go to

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